Plans for a new healthcare facility at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center catering to the region's unhoused population are moving forward.

The first phase of the Restorative Care Village, which was approved earlier this year by the County's Board of Supervisors, is to consist of a 96-bed recuperative care center and a 64-bed residential treatment center at the former site of the Medical Center's Women's and Children's Hospital.

A vote taken earlier today by the Board establishes the capital projects for the proposed second phase of the campus, and authorizes County apartments to begin laying the groundwork its construction. Project components include: 

  • a Mental Health Outpatient Center providing services for clients living with serious mental illnesses;
  • a Mental Health Urgent Care Center to replace an existing facility on Marengo Street; and
  • a Recovery and Respite Center to provide temporary shelter to persons who are currently inebriated or going through substance withdrawal.

The campus may also include permanent supportive housing, although that is not considered part of the current Phase II plan.

The proposed facilities are to be located at the northwest section of the L.A. County + USC Medical Center campus, where there are three unoccupied laboratory buildings at Mission Road and Griffin Avenue.  

Other ongoing developments at the Medical Center campus include new student housing from American Campus Communities and a 200-key Hyatt House hotel.

Additionally, the County is considered an adaptive reuse project which would reactivate the mostly-vacant upper levels of the historic General Hospital Building at the center of the campus.